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There are a lot of frequently asked questions concerning the Salsafestival. We thank you for having a look at this page before writing/calling us.

When will the Workshop-schedule be announced?
Our workshop programm contains more than 80 workshops and takes therefore some time to produce. We usually publish a provisional schedule for your orientation as soon as possible.

I recently started with Salsa. Is there a beginner course?
We offer all different Salsa levels in our workshops. We recommend the classes of the regular workshop schedule from 4 months of Salsa experience.

I can't dance Salsa so far. Can I join the festival, too?
Of course! First of all, there's a lot to see and discover anyway. Furthermore we offer a crashcourse where you learn the first steps of Salsa and then go directly to the Saturday party.

Is there a pre-party?
Yes, there is a prepary on Thursday, 25th February. The location will be the Bananenreiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich.

Where is the after-party?
All after-parties will be in the Kongresshaus.

Which hotels can you recommend us?
You'll find our recommended hotels on the appropriate site of our homepage.

In which hotel are the artists accomodated?
The artist hotel isn't announced yet because we haven't booked all the artist rooms yet.

Can I buy a day pass?
No, we don't sell day passes. Workshops and nights have to be booked seperatly. The only passes we offer are the "Full Pass" and the "Party Pass". For pass holders the preparty of Thursday is included.

When do I get the tickets at the cash box?
The cash box and registration offices open at 8 p.m. in the evening and at 10:30 a.m. in the morning.

Do I get a ticket in advance?
No, we don't send physical tickets. As many guests come from abroad the physical delivery is often unsafe and pretty expensive. Every guest receives a reservation number.

Can I pay with Paypal?
Of course this is possible. Just choose the option "invoice" when ordering your ticket.

Can I change money at the Kongresshaus?
There's a possibility to change USD and EUR to CHF at the VIP Desk in the entrance hall. However, we recommend to change enough Swiss francs before you start your journey.

Is there a shower/dressing room at the Kongresshaus?
Unfortunately not.

Is there a catering or restaurant at the Salsafestival?
There is simple catering within the festival area. There are two restaurants in the same building: The Metropol and the Intermezzo. Furthermore there is a variety of different restaurants around the location. You'll get to the famous shopping lane "Bahnhofstrasse" in only 3 minutes on foot.

Can I film the shows and workshops?
Yes. However you may not obstruct the view of other guests. At the end of a workshop it's allowed to videotape the conclusion if the instructor agrees.

Is there an official transportation from the railway station to the Kongresshaus?
Yes, there is. We recommend you to take a tramway to Bürkliplatz or Stockerstrasse and walk 1 minute to the Kongresshaus.

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Latest news

Win a Full Pass
Thursday, 16. Aug 2018

At the next Fiesta Latina Candela Tropical Style you have the chance to win a number of prices. One of them is a Full Pass for the Salsafestival Switzerland. Mor infos about the party on

Line-up is building up
Sunday, 12. Aug 2018

About 70% of performers line up has been agreed. Under the rubric "lineup" you can find the confirmed artists and DJ's

Salsafestival Switzerland, February 21-24 @ X-TRA
Monday, 16. Jul 2018

The festival is a great opportunity to bring your dance skills to another level. 
Our Full Pass is as affordable as never before. Ask your favourite dance school if they have a promo code and book today to pay January prices. There are only a few dozen Full Passes left. There are still enough Party Passes available at this time.

Thanks to our Sponsor Züri Taxi!
Monday, 12. Mar 2018

A big thank you to our sponsors Züri Taxi! 



Pre- Party at Bananenreiferei confirmed
Tuesday, 9. Jan 2018

Pre- Party für Donnerstag 22.Februar 2018 in der Bananen- Reiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich bestätigt.

Update Workshop schedule!
Friday, 22. Dec 2017

The new version of the workshop planning with around 80 classes to date is already online for you!

Salsafestival 2018
Wednesday, 29. Nov 2017

85 days to go until the next Salsafestival Switzerland.

We have just decided where the next Salsafestival will take place. After long discussions we are moving from Zurich's poshest to its hippest neighbourhood and occupy the freshly renovated club and event house X-TRA!
The X-TRA offers wide space for our guests from around the world, perfect dancefloors and a top notch sound system. Big reasonably priced hotels and lots of well-priced restaurants can be found in close proximity around the clock.

Our website is now under reconstruction. Watch out - sales starts approximately in August!